Corporate & Incentive Travel Magazine Awards Innisbrook Resort and Golf Club Prestigious Greens of Distinction Award

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TAMPA BAY, FL, August 21, 2008Corporate & Incentive Travel Magazine has once again honored Innisbrook Resort and Golf with the 2008 Greens of Distinction Award. This esteemed award is reserved for those hospitality industry leaders who have demonstrated excellence in designing and maintaining golf resorts that meeting planners can count on. Innisbrook is one of only 34 golf resorts to receive this recognition.

“Our goal is to always push beyond expectations in providing a superior product and level of services to our guests. Being recognized as an industry leader by the professionals we serve is especially gratifying and only heightens our motivation to provide a unique and exceptional experience,” says Managing Director, Chuck Pomerantz.

The Greens of Distinction Award is selected by subscribers who rate hotels, resorts and conference centers based on the condition and design of their golf courses, golf staff assistance and service levels, tournament arrangements, meeting facilities, and overall hospitality.

Innisbrook is nearing the completion of a $26 million renovation project, which includes the addition of a full-service luxury spa. The new facility will include 12 treatment rooms, hair and nail salons outdoor relaxation and treatment areas, and a brand new 4,000-square-foot fitness facility with workout studios overlooking the Copperhead Course, which opens this October. The renovation also includes all three of Innisbrook’s golf clubhouses, the Tennis Center and the Resort’s 65,000 square feet of meeting space.

Situated on 900 wooded acres of rolling hills and 70 acres of lakes on Florida’s Gulf Coast near Tampa, Florida, Innisbrook Resort and Golf Club is located just 30 minutes from Tampa International Airport. Innisbrook features 72 holes of championship golf, 620 spacious guest suites and rooms, four restaurants and three bars, the Innisbrook Golf Institute, 11 tennis courts, fitness and racquetball center, six heated swimming pool complexes, a nature preserve, and three conference halls with 65,000 square feet of meeting space. For additional information, call (727) 942-2000 or visit http://www.innisbrookgolfresort.com/.

Innisbrook Resort and Golf Club is owned and managed by Salamander Hospitality, a privately owned and operated company based in Middleburg, VA, just outside Washington, D.C. Founded by entrepreneur Sheila C. Johnson in 2005, the company owns, manages and develops hotels, resorts and inns that reflect the authenticity and character of their surrounding environment. The portfolio includes Woodlands Resort & Inn, near Charleston, SC, which is one of only three properties in North America to carry the Mobil Five Star and AAA Five Diamond ratings for both lodging and dining, and the luxurious Salamander Resort & Spa, located in Middleburg and scheduled to open in Spring 2010. The company also owns and operates a division of gourmet prepared food markets called Market Salamander with locations in Middleburg and Palm Beach, FL, and Salamander Touch, a fine goods and linen store in Middleburg for the luxury resort lifestyle. For additional information, call (540) 687-3710 or visit http://www.salamanderhospitality.com/.

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